In Melbourne Jail, the hangman lies awake. Not time to get up yet. Yawning, he rubs his dead eye, heaves himself on to his side and squints up at the notice tacked to his door. 11.11.1863. Today. Mansfield Murders. Three for the drop, and one of them a woman. A woman. First time, or first… Continue reading COUNT DOWN: the first woman hanged in Victoria (winner, Marjorie Barnard award, 2015)
A short story by Raylene Brown set in the Snowy Mountains. It was first published in story.book: a collection of fiction (long and short), Unbound Press & Spilling Ink Review's Prize -Winning Fiction 2011.
A poem by Sally Denshire, originally published in 2016 in fourWtwenty-seven.
A short story by Jane Downing, set in Beechworth around the time that Ned Kelly found inspiration for his armour. Originally published in Offset 15, Victoria University, 2015; shortlisted in The Age Short Story Competition, 2012.
FourW twenty-eight is this year's edition of an annual anthology of new writing and graphics from Booranga Writers’ Centre.
A poem by Sally Denshire.
A poem by Dorothy Simmons.